It is unknown exactly when this port fortress was built. However, Omono Gusuku can be found on the Ryukyu Kokuzu (琉球国図), a map dated to around 1452. Omono Gusuku along with Mie Gusuku and Yarazamori Gusuku guarded Naha Port during the time of the Ryukyu Kingdom. Unlike the other two forts, which guarded the entrance into Naha Port, Omono Gusuku functioned mainly as a customs post and storage area for traded goods and weapons.
This castle ruin is located in an area that forms part of the Naha Port Facility (formerly called Naha Military Port), so it is off-limits to tourists, but you can see the castles ruin consisting of stone walls partially covered by undergrowth and a gate from a distance using a pair of binoculars or a camera’s telephoto lens. The photos included with this profile were taken from near the Meiji Bridge when I visited in December 2021.
RaymondW wrote this castle profile and contributed all the photos.
|English Name||Omono Castle|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Features||gates, stone walls|
|Access||Five minutes walk from Asahibashi Station|
|Visitor Information||Not opened to the public. On military land.|
|Time Required||5 to 10 minutes|
|Location||Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture|
|Coordinates||26° 12' 30.06" N, 127° 40' 16.93" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2022|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|